| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:19 PM
The Melon Patch Players in Leesburg have planned a fascinatingly diverse season, including a pair of shows set on the eve of World War II, not one but two beloved musicals, a lesser-known musical, an Agatha Christie whodunit and a recent Broadway hit....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Mary Rodgers, composer of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" that helped make Carol Burnett a star and author of the "Freaky Friday" story, has died. She was 83.
Rodgers died Thursday at her home in New York after a long illness, her son Alec Guettel...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:50 AM
A collaboration laden with promise arose two years ago when the training wings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera first joined forces for a concert of operatic excerpts. Hearing young artists representing the next generation of classical...
| Jun 17, 2014
Westminster library branch
The Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster, will offer the following programs this week. Registration is required only where noted. For more information, call 410-386-4488....
| May 15, 2014
| 8:33 AM
There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:39 AM
With the arrival of each new season, Lisa Melillo noted, there’s a different mood, a different approach.
And with summer coming up, she added, there’s no question what that mood will be like at the Winter Park Playhouse.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Talk about favorite things: The beloved “Sound of Music” opened this weekend at the Lyric Opera in a grand new production. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic bases its story very loosely on the autobiography of Maria von Trapp, a nun-in-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Jazz great Arturo Sandoval, violinist Midori and a new show from Cirque de la Symphonie highlight the 2014-15 season of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
The season, which begins Sept. 20, also will include a program of music from Rodgers and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:42 PM
In its second of five planned spring productions of classic musicals by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the Lyric Opera of Chicago finds a sweet Alpine spot with director Marc Bruni's admirably lively new production of "The Sound of Music," a...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| Apr 30, 2014
From the enlightened heights of the new millennium, it might be tempting to look down in dismay on "The Sound of Music."
"S&M" — as the movie's male star, Christopher Plummer, once dubbed it — might be seen as a creepily sexist story of an...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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